Why University of Alberta?

Find out what makes our student experience so rich, meaningful and life-changing.

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The University of Alberta is one of the Top 5 universities in Canada and Top 110 in the world. Our opportunities for undergraduates are renowned and you can find your purpose here.

Top 5 in Canada

The U of A consistently ranks among the Top 5 universities in Canada. According to the QS World University Rankings, the U of A is ranked fourth nationally.

...and one of the best Universities in the world!

The U of A is globally connected through nearly 740 collaboration agreements across 84 countries and is one of the Top 110 universities in the world.

Great Things Happen Here

Discovery and Research

Home to the 2nd largest research library in Canada, you might say that discovery is in our DNA. Learn how you could be learning from and working with award-winning professors who are leaders in their field.

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Co-op and Careers

The U of A is 2nd in Canada for graduate employment and it's no wonder with so many opportunities to test your knowledge and put it into practice. Learn about our co-ops, practicums, internships, and job shadowing opportunities. 

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Study Abroad

Have an adventure while earning credit toward your degree. Learn about the 260+ options for exchanges, internships, summer programs, and fieldwork opportunities available to you.

Customized Degrees

Choose from over 200 programs and the many ways to further tailor your degree. Search our programs, majors and minors, certificates and specializations, honors programs, and co-ops and practicums.

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Our main teaching campus, North Campus, is located at the heart of Edmonton. Learn more about the amenities located just steps off-campus.

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Vibrant Student Life

Experience the exciting events happening on campus or find a niche club to join - we have more than 450 to choose from. Learn how our students stay active and involved.

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Student Stories

We are home to students from across Canada and around the world. Our students have real things to say; learn more about them.

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Campus Options

Along with North Campus, we also have a Francophone campus close by and a Liberal Arts and Science campus in Camrose Alberta. Learn more about these options.

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Living in Residence

Living steps away from your classes and campus activities, meal plans and dining halls, and massive dodgeball tournaments are just some of the perks to living on-campus. Find out more about our first-year residence options.